Poland: A show in Warsaw as a prelude to the rally

As the Polish Rally looms (June 26-30), the organizers will make a presentation in the capital the previous weekend. This will be an opportunity to meet former drivers and see Martins Sesks at the wheel of the Ford Puma Rally1.

Published on 20/06/2024 à 10:14

Loïc ROCCI

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Poland: A show in Warsaw as a prelude to the rally

Martins Sesks and the Ford Puma Rally1 will be the attractions of the WRC Rally Show in Warsaw (Photo: Rally Poland)

The organizers of rally from Poland always face the same dilemma when their test approaches. How can we organize a race in their country that can also concern the inhabitants of the capital? The heart of the event which celebrates its 80the This year's edition is in fact located in Mikolajki, a small village 3 hours drive north of Warsaw. This superb region of the Masurian lakes is very popular for holidays, but it is more complicated for a weekend.

The service park is located in the car parks of the huge Golebiewski family hotel which has its own gravel circuit where the superspecial stages will take place on Thursday evening, Friday evening and Saturday lunchtime (SS1, 8, 12). The 19 special stages (303,16 km timed) are then distributed all around Mikolajki. In an attempt to include as many Poles as possible during what is the biggest motorsport event in the country, organizers are once again forced to relocate part of the activity to the capital.

Sunday June 23, a press conference and a show will be organized at the end of the day (16 p.m.-19 p.m.) around the PGE Narodowy national stadium, which is the largest in Warsaw. Free, this event called WRC Rally Show will bring together local drivers like Krzysztof Holowczyc, the 1997 European champion and three-time winner of the event. French spectators may remember him after his appearances in France in 1995. Different cars (Audi Quattro, Ford Escort, Ford Sierra, etc.) will perform demonstrations and Polish celebrities, the Youtuber Sebastian KickSter and the actor Mikolaj Roznerski will discover the sensations from the right seat. The highlight of the show will be the presence of Martins Sesks. The 24-year-old Latvian will be behind the wheel of a Ford Puma Rally1 for his first laps with the car in front of the public. Once this introduction is complete, the event will move north for a completely different type of show, at very high speed.

Loïc ROCCI

Journalist specializing in rallying past, present and future... and with a southern accent

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